Daily Wine News: DNA, VdF and More

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In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman reports on how Helix, a startup genomics company, wants to help you find which types of wines you are genetically engineered to prefer. “There’s a basic survey that new customers can do online… It is reinforced by the all-powerful saliva test, which should be able to skillfully delineate which of eight flavor profiles will work for each consumer.”

Jim Budd explores what the new Vin de France category, which is growing in popularity, means for the AOC in SevenFifty Daily. “The VdF category is gaining traction, but it’s not taking off everywhere. There is little to no appetite in Bordeaux or Burgundy to adopt VdF across the board in preference to the appellation.”

R.H. Drexel join’s Jeb Dunnuck’s website as a contributing editor, and chats with Michael Brughelli, the director of sales at Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, about the recent wildfires in Santa Barbara and more.

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto profiles Calabria’s Roberto Ceraudo. “Ceraudo converted to organic farming in 1987, after what he calls a near-death experience: As he was treating vines with a pesticide against vine moth, a hose on the power sprayer he was towing behind his tractor broke loose and doused him with the chemical…. that evening Ceraudo fell ill. He was admitted to a hospital, where he received a blood transfusion and was treated for 10 days.”

Jeremy Parzen shares some of his favorite white blends from Friuli in Wine & Spirits Magazine.

In Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt explores the Oregon producers focused on old-vine grapes.

In Wine Business Monthly, Liz Thach contemplates the similarities and differences between the wine and cannabis industries.

Chase Purdy charts the growth and future of rosé in Quartz.

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